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Conte rallied the crowd.

Manchester United fans were in fine spirits despite losing 4-0 to Chelsea

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Manchester United may have been humiliated on the pitch against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge but their supporters performed brilliantly in the stands.

As time was running out in west London, it was clear that Jose Mourinho’s side were going to be on the end of a heavy defeat.

The United players had produced a terrible performance and found themselves 4-0 down with 20 minutes still remaining.

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So, how would their supporters react? By leaving the stadium early and finding the nearest pub drown their sorrows? Or to start their long journey home?

No, they started passionately singing to show their continued support for the club.

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A video on Twitter has gone viral of the couple of thousand Red Devils signing ’20 times’ to remind everyone that their side have won the league a record 20 times.

Take a look at the clip below:

The singing from the away side actually had serious consequences.

Antonio Conte appeared disappointed that the Stamford Bridge faithful were being outsung by the United fans and proceeding to attempt to rally the crowd. This obviously angered Mourinho who, according to reports, said that it was humiliating for Conte to inspire the supporters with the scoreline at 4-0.

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After the match, Conte admitted that he wanted his own fans to match the efforts of the away end during the latter stages of the match.

"I was listening to the supporters of Man United during the game always supporting their team," Conte told Sky Sports.

"In one moment of great silence and after a great performance like this, I asked my supporters to do a great clap for the players. I think this is normal and today you see all the players deserved it."

While Mourinho was clearly unhappy with Conte at the end, he will be even angrier with the display of his players.

After they achieved a 0-0 draw at Liverpool last Monday by carrying out their gameplay to perfection, any chance of them frustrating their opponents once again vanished after 30 seconds.

That’s because a long-ball from Marcos Alonso allowed Pedro to nip in between Chris Smalling and David de Gea to score within 30 seconds.

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It didn’t get much better for Mourinho and co. as Gary Cahill made it 2-0 before half-time, while Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante completed the rout after the break.

United players would have left the capital with tails very firmly between their legs but their fans can be happy with their performance, especially after their noise caused Mourinho and Conte to clash at full-time.

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